Loreto. The Executive Directorate of Fisheries together with the Directorate of Fishing Extraction and Processing, Directorate of Follow-up, Control and Surveillance and the Office of Legal Advice of the Regional Directorate of Production, approved on November 29, 2018, through Directorial Resolution No. 570- 2018-GRL / DIREPRO the proposal of the Association of Artisanal Fishermen APA - Wicungo to incorporate two lakes (Wiririma and Macaco) for exploitation and one lake (Zancudo) for protection, in the management area of the Wicungo-Alto Tapiche community.
The request made by the Association of Artisanal Fishermen APA - Wicungo modifies the zoning of the Fishing Management Program (PROMAPE) of Osteoglossum bicirrhosum «Arahuana»; in order to be able to make the use, monitoring and protection of the corresponding lakes.
This will contribute to the improvement of economic, social and environmental conditions in the area. Within the request, the rectification of the name of the "Cocha Entrada" with the name "Cocha Quirumal" was also approved.
The Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous CEDIA and DIREPRO have been supporting the Association of Artisanal Fishermen APA - Wicungo through organizational strengthening workshops for the recovery of their hydrobiological resources, control and surveillance, monitoring of the resource and sustainable use. .
It should be noted that the Wicungo Native Community, located in the Tapiche district, Requena province, Loreto region, is a town with high dependence on hydrobiological resources. The communal territory consists of a 85% wetlands and lake system, ecosystems conducive to the development of fishing activities (consumption and ornamental). The Arahuana is a fish of great commercial importance in the area as an ornamental fish.
Read Directorial Resolution No. 570-2018-GRL / DIREPRO here: